Data protection

Data protection declaration

The protection of your privacy is important to us. If and to the extent that you voluntarily provide us with personal data, such data will be processed in accordance with the provisions of the EU General Data Protection Ordinance (GDPR) in the version applicable from May 25, 2018 and the statutory data protection provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG). With the following data protection information we would like to explain to you in detail how the data is handled.

1. General information about the collection of personal data

1.1 In principle, the collection, processing and use of personal data for the utilization of our Internet presence is limited to the necessary extent and the necessary data. Personal data is all data that makes you personally identifiable, e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behaviour.

1.2 Responsible body

Responsible for the collection, processing and use of your personal data in accordance with Art. 4 sec. 7 GDPR is

MEA Group GmbH
Sudetenstraße 1
D-86551 Aichach

Contact:
Tel.: +49 (0) 8251 – 91 0
Fax: +49 (0) 8251 – 91 1807
E-Mail: info@mea-group.com

(here in after referred to as: MEA Group GmbH).

You can contact our data protection officer under the following contact details:

Maximilian Hartung
SECUWING GmbH & Co. KG | Datenschutz Agentur
Frauentorstraße 9
86152 Augsburg | Germany
Amtsgericht Augsburg: HRA 19071

T +49 (0) 821 90786458
E-Mail: epost@datenschutz-agentur.de

1.3 If you contact us by e-mail, via an order or other contact form, you agree that the data you voluntarily provide (e-mail address, if applicable name, address, etc.) may be stored by us in order to answer your questions or process your other request. We will delete the data arising in this context after the storage is no longer necessary, or limit the processing if statutory retention obligations exist.

1.4 If we make use of contracted service providers for individual functions of our offer, we will inform you about the use of the data and the storage duration.

2. Your rights

You have the right:

  • to request information about your personal data processed by us in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR. In particular, you may obtain information about the purposes of the processing, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, deletion, limitation of processing or objection;
  • to immediately request the correction of incorrect or complete personal data stored by us in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR;
  • to request the deletion of your personal data stored with us in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, unless the processing is necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfil a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims;
  • pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR, to restrict the processing of your personal data if you dispute the accuracy of the data, if the processing is unlawful but you refuse its deletion and we no longer need the data, but you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, or you have filed an objection against the processing pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR;
  • pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR, to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, current and machine-readable format;
  • in accordance with Art. 7 sec. 3 GDPR, to revoke your consent to us at any time. As a result, we are no longer allowed to continue processing data based on this consent in the future and
  • are entitled to issue a complaint to a supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or work, or the registered head office of our company.

3. Collection of personal data when you visit our website

When using our web pages for information purposes only, i.e. when you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we will collect the following data, which is technically necessary to display our website to you, and to guarantee its stability and security:

  • IP address
  • Date and time of the request
  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of the request (specific page)
  • Access Status/HTTP Status Code
  • the amount of data transferred in each case
  • Website from which the request comes
  • Browser
  • Operating system and its interface
  • Language and version of the browser software.

The mentioned data will be processed by us for the following purposes:

  • Ensure a smooth connection to the website,
  • Ensure a comfortable use of our website,
  • evaluation of the system security and stability as well as
  • for other administrative purposes.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 sec. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR. Under no circumstances do we use the data collected for the purpose of drawing conclusions about you personally.

In addition, we use cookies and analysis services when you visit our website. You will find more detailed explanations under sections 7, 9 and 10 of this data protection declaration.

4. Further functions of our website and other offers

4.1 In addition to the purely informational use of our website or other advertising media, we offer various services that you can use if you are interested. Usually, you must provide further personal data, which we will use to provide the respective service. The legal foundations are Art. 6 sec. 1 p. 1 lit. a, b and f GDPR.

4.2 In some cases we use external service providers to process your data. These carefully selected and commissioned service providers are bound by our instructions and are regularly checked.

4.3 Furthermore, we may pass on your personal data to third parties if this is legally permissible and in accordance with Art. 6 sec. 1 p. 1 lit. B GDPR is required for the processing of contractual relationships with you.

4.4 If our service providers or partners are based in a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA), we will inform you in the description of the offer.

4.5 We use the SSL procedure (Secure-Socket Layer) within our website in conjunction with the highest level of encryption supported by your web browser. Whether a single page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form is indicated by the closed display of the key or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser. MEA takes security precautions to protect your data against manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons or against unauthorized disclosure. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

5. Prize competitions

If you voluntarily provide us with your personal data for participation in the respective campaign within the scope of a prize competition / prize drawing / advertising measure carried out by us, we will process and use this data exclusively to the extent necessary to carry out the measure and to determine and notify the winners. The legal foundation is Art. 6 sec. 1 p. 1 lit. a GDPR. In addition, the respective terms and conditions of participation in the competitions shall apply. The legal basis for the permissibility of these advertising measures are Art. 6 sec. 1 p. lit. f GDPR.

6. Objection or revocation against the processing of your data

6.1 If you have given your consent to the processing of your data, you can revoke this at any time.

6.2 Of course, you can object to the processing of your personal data for purposes of advertising and data analysis at any time. You can inform us about your advertising objection under the contact data mentioned in section 1.2 above.

7. Use of cookies

7.1 In addition to the data mentioned under section 3, cookies are also stored on your computer when you use our website. These are small text files that your browser automatically creates and that are stored on your device when you visit our site. Cookies are not able to execute programs or transfer malware to your computer. The use of cookies serves to make the use of our Internet offer more user-friendly and effective.

7.2 This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and functioning of which are explained below:

  • Transient (temporary) cookies, i.e. cookies that are automatically deleted when you close your browser. These store a so-called session ID, with which different requests of your browser can be assigned to the common session. This will allow your computer to be recognized when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close your browser.
  • Persistent (remaining) cookies, i.e. cookies with which you can configure your browser settings according to your wishes. Here, for example, the acceptance of third party cookies or all cookies can be rejected. Please note that you may not be able to use all functions of this website.

We use cookies to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for you for the purpose of optimizing our offer for you (see Section 9). These cookies enable us to automatically recognize that you have already visited us when you return to our site.

8. Online application

8.1 By submitting application documents in accordance with our career page at https://www.mea-group.com/uk/mea-group/career/, you are expressing your interest in joining our company. The data you provide is used exclusively for the purpose of the job search. You expressly agree that the personal data you provide will be stored and processed for this purpose. The legal foundation is Art. 6 sec. 1 p. 1 lit. a GDPR.

8.2 Your data will only be used within our company to fill a suitable position. Only authorized employees will have access to your data. Please note that you are responsible for the accuracy of your data. By releasing your profile data, you expressly agree to be contacted. This can be done by e-mail, ground mail or telephone. Your data is exclusively used for the recruitment process. Your data will be stored for a period of 5 months after the end of the actual application procedure. You are entitled to revoke your consent to the use of your personal data at any time in accordance with our explanations under section 7. The revocation can be declared by e-mail to mea-bewerbungen@mea-group.com or by sending a message to the contact details provided under section 1.2.

8.3 We would like to point out once again that, in accordance with section 4.5 we utilize both technical and organisational security measures to protect your data from manipulation, loss, destruction and unauthorised access. We adapt our security measures in line with technological developments.

9. Use of Tracking-Tools

The tracking measures listed below and used by us are carried out on the basis of Art. 6 sec. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR. With the tracking measures used, we want to ensure that our website is designed to meet the requirements, and that it is continually optimized. We use tracking tools to statistically record the use of our website, and to evaluate this for the purpose of optimizing our offer for you. These interests are to be regarded as legitimate within the meaning of the aforementioned provision.

9.1   Google Analytics

For the purpose of demand-oriented design and continuous optimization of our pages, we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (https://www.google.de/intl/uk/about/) (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter referred to as “Google”). In this context, pseudonymized user profiles are created and cookies are used (see section 4). The cookies generate the following information when using our website:

  • Browser type/version,
  • Operating system used,
  • Referrer URL (the previously visited page),
  • Host name of the accessing computer (IP address),
  • Time of the server request.

This information is transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The information is used to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide further services associated with the use of the website and the Internet for the purposes of market research and demand-oriented design of these Internet pages. This information may also be transferred to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of the company. Under no circumstances will your IP address be merged with other data from Google. The IP addresses are anonymized so that an assignment is not possible (IP masking).

You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing a browser add-on (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB).

As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent Google Analytics from collecting data by clicking this link. An opt-out cookie is set to prevent future collection of your data when you visit this website. The opt-out cookie is only valid in the currently used browser, and only for our website, and it is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you must set the opt-out cookie again.

Further information on data protection in connection with Google Analytics can be found in the Google Analytics Help (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en).

9.2 This website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()”. As a result, IP addresses are further processed in the abbreviated form, so that a correlation to a person can be ruled out.

9.3 For exceptional cases in which personal data is transferred to the USA, Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 sec. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR.

9.4 Third Party Information: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001.

Terms of use: https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/,

Data protection overview: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en,

as well as the data protection declaration: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=en.

9.5 This website also uses Google Analytics for a device-independent analysis of visitor flows that is carried out via a user ID. You can deactivate the cross-device analysis of your usage in your customer account under “My data”, “Personal data”.

https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/ or under https://policies.google.com/?hl=en&gl=en.

10. Google AdWords

10.1 Google AdWords Conversion Tracking We also use Google Conversion Tracking to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our website. Thereby, Google AdWords will set a cookie (see section 4) on your computer if you have arrived via a Google ad on our website.

These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. These cookies (if not yet expired) allow Google and the AdWords customer to see that the user has clicked on a GoogleAdWords ad and has been redirected to this page.

Each AdWords customer receives a different cookie. The information collected using the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. AdWords customers see the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, you will not receive any information that personally identifies users.

If you do not wish to participate in the tracking process, you can also reject the setting of a cookie required for this – for example, by using a browser setting that generally deactivates the automatic setting of cookies. You can also disable cookies for conversion tracking by setting your browser to block cookies from the domain “www.googleadservices.com”. Google’s privacy policy for conversion tracking can be found here (https://services.google.com/sitestats/en.html).

10.2   Google AdWords Remarketing: This website uses the Google AdWords service of Google Inc. (“Google”). The remarketing function within the Google AdWords service is used for this. The remarketing feature allows us to present advertisements based on their interests to users of our site on other sites within the Google display network. For this purpose, the interaction of users on our website is analysed, for example, in which offers the user was interested, in order to be able to display targeted advertising to users even after visiting our website on other pages. For this purpose a so-called “Cookies” are stored on the visitor’s computer. The string contained in it serves to recognize a visitor when he or she visits websites that are part of the Google advertising network. This may include advertisements that refer to content previously viewed on websites that use Google Remarketing.

For this purpose Google uses, among other things, the so-called “DoubleClick” cookie. (Section 7.2) This is the same cookie that is used on websites that run advertising programs of Google’s subsidiary DoubleClick. No advertising from third parties is placed on our pages. The DoubleClick cookie is only used here for remarketing purposes.

According to its own statements, Google does not collect any personal data with the remarketing function. However, if conclusions regarding personal data arise from the use of the aforementioned service, the legal basis for this is Art. 6 sec. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR.

However, if you do not want Google to use the “interest-based advertising” function, you can deactivate it in the settings at http://www.google.com/settings/ads. Alternatively, you can also configure your browser so that it does not accept cookies, or only accepts certain cookies. Please note that this may limit the functionality and convenience of websites. You can also disable the use of cookies for interest-based advertising via the Advertising Network Initiative. To do this, follow the instructions under: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.

11. YouTube

This website uses social plugins (“plugins”) from the video portal youtube.com. YouTube is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The plugins are recognizable by a YouTube logo.

When you call up a page of our website with such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Google servers. By integrating the plugins, Google receives the information that you have accessed the relevant page of our website. If you’re a Google member and signed in to your Google Account, Google may link your visit of this page to your Google Account. When you press the YouTube button, your browser will send your input to Google. Google then processes this data. The purpose and scope of the data collection and further processing of the data by Google, your rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy in this context can be obtained from the data protection information from Google and YouTube available under https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=en.